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Thomas E. Ricks

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Washington Post Journalist and Bestselling Author of Fiasco and The Generals

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Thomas E. Ricks is The Washington Post’s special military correspondent and a member of two Pulitzer Prize–winning teams for national reporting. In addition, he is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. He is the author of The Gamble, Fiasco, Making the CorpsA Soldier’s Duty, and his most recent book, The Generals. Ricks lives in Washington, D.C.

Speaking Topics

  • The War in Iraq
  • The War in Afghanistan
  • The State of the U.S. Military Today
  • Rumsfeld’s Pentagon
  • The U.S. Military Since 9/11
  • What Worries Today’s Generals
  • The Military and the Media
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Featured Book

The Generals

"[A] savvy study of leadership. Combining lucid historical analysis, acid-etched portraits of generals from 'troublesome blowhard' Douglas MacArthur to 'two-time loser' Tommy Franks, and shrewd postmortems of military failures and pointless slaughters such as My Lai, the author demonstrates how everything from strategic doctrine to personnel policies create a mediocre, rigid, morally derelict army leadership... Ricks presents an incisive, hard-hitting corrective to unthinking veneration of American military prowess."

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